'''Gifford Pinchot''' (August 11, 1865October 4, 1946) was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service
from 1905 until his firing in 1910, and was the List of Governors of Pennsylvania|28th Governor
, serving from 1923 to 1927, and again from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the United States Republican Party|Republican Party
for most of his life, though he also joined the Progressive Party (United States, 1912)|Progressive Party
for a brief period.
Pinchot is known for reforming the management and development of forests in the United States and for advocating the conservation of the nation's reserves by planned use and renewal. He called it "the art of producing from the forest whatever it can yield for the service of man." Pinchot coined the term conservation ethic
as applied to natural resources. Pinchot's main contribution was his leadership in promoting...